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F. W. Gilbert

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of Uttoxeter Road , Derby and 29 Stokes Croft, Bristol.


1907 Company founded in Derby by F. W. Gilbert, who's family had been in the milk trade since 1868.[1]

1923 Managing Director: Herbert Edwin Hornby (1872-1952).[2]

1924 The Bristol branch of F. W. Gilbert Ltd. and the Norton St. Philip's Dairy Co. Ltd. were acquired by by Herbert Edwin Hornby (1872-1952) to form Hornby's Dairies Ltd.[3]

1946 Managing Director: F. W. H. Gilbert, son of F. W. Gilbert.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Derby Daily Telegraph, 23 December 1946
  2. Western Daily Press, 24 October 1923
  3. Western Daily Press, 20 December 1924
  4. Derby Daily Telegraph, 23 December 1946